The funeral effigy of Catherine of Valois at Westminister Abbey in London and the carved stone found in a field in Co Meath. Photograph: David E Steen/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A carved stone head of a woman – found in a pile of rubble in a field in Co Meath – could be an extremely rare depiction of Catherine of Valois, a 15t(...)

Cava Bodega fishcakes: they’re simple to make but of course the fact they’re deep-fried and served with lemon mayonnaise makes them more desirable. Photograph: Julia Dunin

Though not as famous as its counterpart (salted cod), salted ling has long been a staple of rural Irish fishing communities. In his 1948 essay The Lin(...)

Christmas on the Square: Houses on Merrion Square open their doors to the public on November 26th

Form an orderly queue ... Vorsprung Durch Teknik, folks: oh, hang on. The tagline on Miele’s sleek and stylish kitchen appliances is Immer Besser, wh(...)

Pete & Mary Ward’s Country Choice at the Milk Market in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Friday sees the return of Culture Night, the annual event where arts and cultural institutions around the country open their doors for a night of f(...)

The doors and basements of Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Downstairs Dublin on Culture Night
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  • September 12, 2015, 11:45

Next Friday night is Culture Night, and here at the Magazine we are doing our bit to bring the capital alive, with some help from our friends in Th(...)

A walk in St Stephen’s Green will be led by the head gardener, starting from the Fusiliers’ Arch at the top of Grafton St at 10.30am. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin Garden Squares Day, organised by the Dublin Civic Trust this Saturday, June 20th is a fantastic opportunity to explore the natural and built he(...)

The monastic settlement at Glendalough, Co Wicklow

Ancient manuscripts show that Ireland was a major centre for the study of mathematics centuries ago. We had some of the foremost practitioners of the (...)

Frank McDonald,Environment EditorThe imminent demolition of three seemingly ordinary Victorian two-storey houses on Vicar Street, Kilkenny, to facilit(...)